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Who is your Dad’s superhero alter ego?

Sometimes, it seems like we don’t really know our dads. It can be hard to tell what they really like, or to get them something more interesting than another pair of socks or gift card. But we think it’s just a matter of finding out what they like to do when they’re NOT being Dad!

Check out our list below for suggestions of fun things to do with and for Dad based on his superhero alter ego:

He lives a double life as a Secret Comics Nerd.

He’s a Musical Mastermind.

He’s a combination Gaming Geek/Car Customization Czar.

He’s Captain Planet for the 21st century.

He’s a Dapper Daredevil with an eye for design.

  • Stop by the OMCA Store and pick up something sleek and cool for him, like a new Taki watch or desk accessories featuring the Pantone color of the year.
  • Visit the California Creativity section in the Gallery of California Art and view great design innovations like a classic Eames chair.
  • Take him on a Tour with the Council on Architecture and learn about OMCA’s mid-century modernist building.

He’s Chief of California with lots of love for his home state.

  • Bring your dad to the Gallery of California History, and have him tell you a story about a major life event of his own, then add it to the timeline wall.
  • Get him a California history book, or a cool t-shirt featuring a grizzly bear in the OMCA Store so he can show his pride.
  • As a California fan, he’ll love his own OMCA Membership, which gives him access to a full year of exhibitions and events at the Museum—and he can always bring a guest, which means more quality time for you and him. Order a gift membership before 5pm on June 10 for home delivery in time for Father's Day, or pick up a gift-ready package at the ticketing desk during open hours.